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Eat worms? No problem. Make fire with wet wood? Easy. Build a snow shelter in sub zero temperatures? A piece of cake.

During his 20 years as an Air Force survival instructor, Tom Lutyens tapped his wits and a pocket knife to endure some of the harshest tests the outdoors can deliver.

A more recent challenge, however, taxed the veteran cache of savvy.

the basics of winter survival to kids in less than two hours isn going to be easy, he said as he hauled a pack to a site on Mount Spokane. normally spend days at

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Eat worms? No problem. Make fire with wet wood? Easy. Build a snow shelter in sub zero temperatures? A piece of cake.

During his 20 years as an Air Force survival instructor, Tom Lutyens tapped his wits and a pocket knife to endure some of the harshest tests the outdoors can deliver.

A more recent challenge, however, taxed the veteran cache of savvy.

the basics of winter survival to kids in less than two hours isn going to be easy, he said as he hauled a pack to a site on Mount Spokane. normally spend days at a chalk board preparing students before we ever s nike air max 2015 et foot outdoors. Indeed, his first session with a group of Garfield Elementary School kids was rough around the edges.

can digress for hours on ways to make a spark, the Spokane man said, watching the first group leave. session was over before I kne nike air max 2015 w it. more kids would soon be on their way during the two day school getaway to The Resort at Mount Spokane.

got to thinking, these kids aren even allowed to carry basic survival gear to school, he said, raising his eyebrows. they get caught with a knife and matches, they be locked up in the principal office. the time the next group struggled up the snowy hill to his makeshift lean to, Lutyens had used his armpit to warm a bag of snow into a cup of water.

And he boiled his vast survival repertoire into a few basic points useful to kids as well as adults.

He was hunkered and looking much like a tramp under a bridge when the kids arrived. He had made a simple shelter using a plastic sheet and parachute cord he always carries outdoors in his survival kit.

Health, shelter, fire, water, signal.

Survival situations often involve an accident. Take care of your health first, he told the kids. Stop the bleeding, for example, or get away from t nike air max 2015 he rockfall that could inflict more injury.

Then devote your attention to shelter.

another shelter that even simpler than this lean to, he said, pulling a wad of plastic grocery bags from his pocket. Seconds later, kids were conserving heat and warding off the snowfall with small bags over their caps and larger garbage bags over their torsos.

bags don weigh anything and they don take up much space, he said. should always have a few stuffed in your pockets, because they have so many uses. importance of prevention was stressed repeatedly.

tell a responsible adult where you are going, what you going to do, when you return and who you with, he said. not including your brother or sister as a responsible adult. go out alone, he added. the rule for soldiers and other adults as well as kids. survival instructor concept of prevention ranges from home to the field.